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Riverside High School Volleyball practice, games cancelled following positive COVID-19 case


Practices and games for the Riverside High junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams have been canceled through Monday, Nov. 23 after a student-athlete on one of the teams tested positive for COVID-19.

Both the junior varsity and varsity teams were practicing in the same gymnasium. Following DPS and NCHSAA policies, both teams’ practices and games will be canceled through Nov. 23, to allow the players potentially exposed to quarantine for 14 days and be tested and to give the Durham County Department of Public Health adequate time for contact tracing.

All players were masked and followed district and NCHSAA health and safety procedures while participating in practice.

If any individuals are later confirmed to have been in close contact with the athletes, the health department will reach out to them.

Due to health, employment, and educational privacy laws, we are unable to provide any further information at this time. If we are able to do so, we will as soon as possible. Individuals with questions about COVID-19 may call the Durham County Department of Public Health at (919) 635-8150.

Since our initial closure in March, there continues to have been no transmission of the virus at a DPS facility.